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Blog Entries - tag: 'Epinephrine'

Allergy-Friendly Ways for Celebrating Valentine’s Day

by Stacey Stratton and Cindy Gordon The spread of teal at Halloween is helping provide allergy-friendly options for children with food allergies. With your help, food allergy awareness can be brought to other holidays too! Valentine’s day has lots of read more …

How to Effectively Communicate with your Child’s Teacher and School Administration When Managing Food Allergies

by Kristin Osborne, Founder of Virginia Food Allergy Advocates When it comes to managing food allergies at school, it is important to articulate your child’s needs at the earliest opportunity, and with thought and preparation. You are your child's read more …

KALÉO Announces AUVI-Q Will Return on Valentine's Day with New AffordAbility Access Program

AUVI-Q will be available by prescription nationwide on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017! Kaléo launches AUVI-Q AffordAbility, a first-of-its-kind access program and commitment for AUVI-Q: o More than 200 million Americans with commercial insurance, read more …

New Guidelines Show How to Introduce Peanut-containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

From American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (January 5, 2017) – The wait is over for parents who’ve been wanting to know how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their read more …

Increasing Allergy Safety while Enjoying Allergy-Friendly Sweets

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT’s Publications Manager The holidays are made for celebrating, and this usually includes lots of food and fun! Here are some of FAACT’s reminders and tips, as you prepare for the holiday season. Read EVERY Label EVERY read more …

10 Important Safety Reminders for Celebrating the Holidays from FAACT

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT's Publications Manager The holidays are approaching, and can bring your family party invites and travel plans. Here are some food allergy safety reminders to help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Remind your child read more …

FAACT’s Teal Pumpkin Painting Party with Miss Haven County

by Natascia Simone, Miss Haven County 2017 and FAACT Advocate Halloween is TODAY, and the food allergy community would love to be in on the fun! As Miss New Haven County, I, Natascia Simone, am part of the Miss America Scholarship Organization and my read more …

TIPS to Create a Safe & TEAL Halloween

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT’s Publications Manager Teal Pumpkins are such a great way to include children with food allergies and help them enjoy a “safe” and happy Halloween. Besides helping children with food allergies, it’s also read more …

5 Creative Ways to Teach Children about Food Allergies

by Kyle Dine I remember when I was in elementary school, some of my close friends and classmates knew I had food allergies, but they likely didn’t know what exactly that meant. There weren’t too many kid-friendly resources back then to bring the read more …

Back-to-School Tips to Help Create a Safer and Smoother Transition into the New School Year

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT Publications Manager When your child has food allergies, the start of a new school year can seem scary. It might feel overwhelming as you’re trying to gather different resources and think of questions to ask. Here are some read more …

Navigating Amusement Parks with Food Allergies

by Rachel Hayden, Mom vs. Food Allergy Summertime and food allergies can be especially difficult to navigate, particularly because it can be such a spontaneous time of year. At times I feel that it is harder to manage than during winter holidays. Spontaneity read more …

Managing Food Allergies at the Office

by Georgianna Dolan-Reilly, LMSWThe office environment can be a complex terrain for those of us with food allergies. We have to navigate the waters of the Kurig machine, the tables of food at birthdays and celebrations, and the inquiries about ordering in or read more …

Advocating Made Simple – Small Steps to Creating a Safer World

by Daniella Knell ‘Food Allergy Awareness Week, 2005’ lit a food allergy advocacy fire in me which I didn’t know existed. At the time, I was living in Utah and the local food allergy network group had put out a request to all members asking read more …

Caregivers and Food Allergies: How to Enjoy Your Time Away

by Tami Pyles The words “date night” for most parents evoke feelings of excitement and romance, but when you are the parents of a child with food allergies, leaving your little one for the evening can be downright scary. Placing your child in the read more …

FAACT Initiatives for 2016

by Eleanor Garrow-Holding, FAACT President & CEOHappy New Year! I am so excited to be starting 2016 with FAACT’s leadership team and all of you. FAACT had a successful 2015, and we are excited about the programs and initiatives we have planned for read more …

Making the Holidays Sweeter & Safer

by Stacey Stratton, FAACT's Publication ManagerWith the Holidays quickly approaching, you might be searching for allergy-friendly ideas to bake or take to family gatherings. I’ve rounded up some helpful ways you can make the holidays sweeter & read more …

Preparing for the Holidays with Food Allergies

Guest Blog for The National Peanut Board by Eleanor Garrow-Holding Eleanor Garrow-Holding, president & CEO of FAACT, shares her tips on traveling and eating in/out while successfully managing food allergies during this holiday season.  Holiday read more …

Educating Children About Food Allergies - Four Key Points

by Kyle Dine Gradually give more info It’s important that children know that allergic reactions are dangerous. But it’s important to be careful how much info you provide given the child’s age. Sometimes saying that you would “need read more …

Back to School Means Accurate Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management

LivingWithFoodAllergies.org serves as a resource to those seeking education and support Eleanor Garrow Holding, president & CEO of FAACT, shares her perspective on the purpose and importance of developing a proper food allergy diagnosis and management read more …

My Camp TAG Experience

When my Mom told me about Camp TAG in Big Bear, California, I was excited to go to a summer camp where my worries about my food allergies wouldn’t go to camp with me. On my first day at camp, I met many new and interesting people. I met kids with food read more …

Three Tips for Surviving the Summer with Food Allergies

by Lauren Kossack I’ve always loved summer, but now that I’m a mom with school-aged children, my love for summer has grown as I cherish the time I get to spend with my boys. Each day is filled with so many possibilities. I love sitting around the read more …

Take A Vacation With Food Allergies, Not From Them

by Tracy Bush  I think it’s safe to say that if you mention the word “vacation” to a food allergy parent, most of them will immediately get that deer-in-headlights look. For most parents of kids with food allergies, taking a vacation read more …

When Embracing Positivity is Hard

by Kathy Thornburg I am all in favor of promoting positivity when it comes to living with food allergies. I don't want for my son to feel his life is limited or that he has less worth because of his medical and dietary needs. That is why I strive to have fun read more …

New Campaign Aims to Bring Awareness to Accurate Food Allergy Diagnosis, Management

Q&A with Eleanor Garrow-Holding, FAACT President & CEO Last week, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) and American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) launched a new public service campaign aimed at building read more …

New FAACT and ACAAI Campaign Seeks to Close the Gap on Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management Awareness

by Eleanor Garrow-Holding, FAACT President & CEO Food allergy management is in the news and discussed on social media more than ever. That’s good news for people living with food allergies, because the more friends and family members they have read more …

Celebrating with Food Allergies: Happy Easter!

by Sherri A. Svrcek, MA At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is they are usually married to each other.  -Ann Landers It is inevitable. Life will go on, even after a food read more …

Love Remembers Day: What It Means For All

A little over 10 years ago, I remember being a happy mom, feeling so fortunate to have my three children. My oldest had asthma concerns in his younger years but had stabilized well and life seemed good. Suddenly, in an instant, things got scary, very scary. read more …

A Family Vacation - and A Lesson in Hospitality

by Sue Harrison Our family vacation was planned for February, and all I could think about was, “How can I travel to Mexico with a cumin recall? What will Dante eat on the flights since we have a layover?” My mind was filled with questions as I read more …

Holiday Safety Tips for Food Allergies

by Stacey Stratton, Guest BloggerCourtesy of Peanut-Free Zone Holiday gatherings are usually filled with family, friends – and food. Keep the fun and avoid potential dangers with these tips from Stacey Stratton, food allergy author and blogger. Dinner read more …

"I Am Living the Dream!"

by Katherine Schug, FAACT Teen Advisory Council Member During FAACT’s Teen Conference in Chicago two weeks ago, I learned about self-empowerment and “rewriting my script.” I started the magical weekend with a powerful presentation from read more …

Join Kyle Dine at FAACT's Teen Conference in Chicago, October 24-26th!

Kyle Dine knows food allergies. He is allergic to peanut, tree nuts, egg, and mustard. He turned his life-threatening food allergies into a career in music and education, working to empower youth and pass along the message that food allergies are manageable. read more …

Food Allergy Bloggers Conference: When What Happens In Vegas Must Not Stay In Vegas!

There’s the brilliant Las Vegas marketing slogan, “What Happens in Vegas Must Stay In Vegas!” and then there’s the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference. What we learned, the encouragement that touched our hearts, and the strong bonds of read more …

Dating with Food Allergies

By Natascia Simone, FAACT College/Young Adult Council Member How many of you (or your teens) are afraid to talk about food allergies with a person you just started dating? I think almost everyone is raising their hand to that question. It’s true! read more …

FAACT CEO Excited To Share Our Food Allergy Conferences with YOU!

FAACT’s upcoming Food Allergy Conferences provide a full day of educational sessions led by leading medical professionals and food allergy advocates. Each conference offers education and support for parents, grandparents, school personnel, read more …

Traveling with Food Allergies

by Natascia Simone, FAACT Youth/College Advisory Member Hello everyone. It has been a while since I have posted a blog, but that’s because I was out of the country for almost two months! What a rewarding experience. I had the opportunity to study read more …

FAACT is Proud to Introduce AllergyHome: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness and Education Resources for the Entire School Community

by Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc When our children get on the bus or get dropped of for school we rely on our school communities to care for their safety and self esteems.  Managing food allergies and anaphylaxis in school is critical.  Effective food read more …

Introducing Sloane Miller, Allergic Girl

by Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSWAuthor of Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies (Wiley, 2011) I was born with food allergies. I developed asthma, environmental allergies, and eczema in childhood. Currently, I successfully manage read more …

Vacationing WITHOUT your Food-Allergic Kids? Basic tips can make this possibility a reality!

By Guest Blogger, Daniella Knell, Smart Allergy~Friendly Education (SAFE)  Vacationing with food-allergic kids can be challenging; at times, daunting. However, can you imagine going without them? Trusting others to make sure they don't eat read more …